Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

No, We Canít ó Just Get Past Race
The New American ^ | 11 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 10/11/2012 8:03:29 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

There is this idea among many that we can get past apparent differences by concluding they don’t exist. This is reflected in the now common belief that racial distinctions are mere “social constructs.” In non-egghead terms, that means race is actually imaginary.

This idea isn’t just espoused by liberals, but has become so mainstream that even many conservatives echo it. For example, just yesterday American Thinker writer Gregory Oatis asked if we could dispense with this “‘race’ nonsense, once and for all” and then explained, “Categorizing humanity by ‘race’ as has been happening for all these centuries is simply not a scientifically valid proposition. There is just one race of people on this planet, the human race.” Ah, yes, tell that to Barack Obama’s old pastor.

Now, the goal here isn’t to impugn Mr. Oatis; he seems like a very nice fellow with pure motives. And like so many others, he no doubt recognizes that racial and ethnic hatred has cost many millions of lives and seeks to eliminate it. But is the solution to try to eliminate our conception of race itself, which Mr. Oatis calls “the single most overrated scientific myth” but which to common people is just common sense?

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: construct; obama; race; social
This is a great refutation.
1 posted on 10/11/2012 8:03:31 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Paladins Prayer

I don’t waste my time thinking about it.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 8:07:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladins Prayer

I agree. One of the most defining elements of being a human is race. To pretend it doesn’t exist is delusional. I distrust anyone who says they don’t think about race. My operating thesis is that each race is unique. We should celebrate the uniqueness of our race without disparaging other races. If a particular race wants to lift itself up, quit gang-banging, learn english, tuck in your underwear, and say “yes sir” to their boss.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 8:07:51 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladins Prayer

Interesting, however if one points out that there are cultural differences without regard to race, then that too, is considered “racism”.

It would seem that cultural relativism, or a kind of Marxism, has an answer to everything, however ridiculous.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 8:16:28 AM PDT by Freedom4US
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladins Prayer

No, I think Jesus will have the last laugh when He judges each and every human being based on their character, we are all human beings, cultures make us different, each human being is born with unique God given talents, there is only one you in the world, there is no other human being like you, you may find one similar, but there is only one you! Republicans and Democrats like to herd us, but our founding fathers knew that we are each unique!


5 posted on 10/11/2012 8:44:12 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson